Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl presents his Quranic commentary on Surah 88: Al Ghashiyah as part of the ongoing Project Illumine: Light of the Quran series at The Usuli Institute (www.usuli.org). There is a Q&A at the end.
Project Illumine is a year-long intensive immersion into the unique moral messages in each of the 114 surahs (chapters) of the Quran, the fruit of this scholar's lifetime relationship with the Quran. This is the fifty-second chapter in the series. This is not the traditional line-by-line exegesis, but a chapter-by-chapter thematic approach that seeks to rediscover the original meaning received by the early Muslims that sparked their passion such that they transformed from desert dwellers to civilization builders. It is an investigation of the timeless moral and ethical lessons of the Quran then applied to our modern day. In the introduction, Executive Director Grace Song gives moving remarks on the Professor's sacrifices to reach the position he is in as a scholar, and recent challenges in delivering each halaqa that Project Illumine has produced. Recorded at The Usuli Institute on 20 July 2021.